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Free Diveheart Scuba Experience

Diveheart Scuba

Underwater adventure helps people with disabilities to experience zero-gravity and re-imagine the possibilities!

Veterans, adults, and youth (ages 10 and older) with mobility challenges and other disabilities, will have an opportunity to experience the freedom, relaxation, and weightless wonder of water and scuba diving, at the “Diveheart Scuba Experience,” being held at A.D. Barnes Pool on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The special event is presented by Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services and Miami-Dade Parks Aquatics Division, in partnership with the Diveheart Foundation and its underwriter Ortho Pro Associates.

Equipment will be provided, and participants will be supervised by certified scuba divers and volunteers. Must pre-register and provide medical clearance, one week prior to event. Contact Belinda Phillips at 305-694-4889 or; or Terri Bukacheski at 305-598-9688 or

About Diveheart

The Diveheart Scuba Experience is a program of the Diveheart Foundation, founded in 2001 by Chicago media executive Jim Elliott.  Today, Diveheart centers are located around the world with teams in the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The South Florida team is led by Wilhelmina Stanton.

About Ortho Pro Associates

Ortho Pro Associates is proud to be South Florida’s premier prosthetic and orthotic patient care facility. Since 1991, Ortho Pro has positively changed the lives of pediatric and adult patients requiring prosthetic and orthotic care throughout South Florida. This reflects the Ortho Pro mission: “Personal attention and passionate care for life!”

About Miami-Dade Parks

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

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To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters and/or any accommodations to participate in any Miami-Dade Parks-sponsored program or meeting, contact Mary Palacios, 305-755-7848,, at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request.  TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

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